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Election Muskoka: Who’s running where and who is likely to be acclaimed

For voters considering District Chair candidates, today’s announcement from the provincial government that the District Chair will NOT be elected in Muskoka came as a surprise. Ford’s only response to reporter questions about the sudden move on municipal election process…

Spooky Thriller ‘The Night Wandering’ Set In Muskoka

A new novel based in Muskoka is set to spook you this summer. Written by Author Matthew Sitler, the story covers a pair of journalists who are working a murder case when they discover a wider, more tantalizing mystery beneath…

OPP To Have Increased Presence On Highways This Weekend

The West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will have an increased presence on our highways throughout the Canada Day weekend. Officers will be enforcing the Big 4 which includes: impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding and falling…

Third Set of Impaired Driving Charges For Gravenhurst Man This Year

It’s the third set of impaired driving charges for a 49 yr old Gravenhurst man this year. Police say a Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer conducted a traffic stop on Phillip Street in Gravenhurst while on routine patrol in…

Giaschi-Pacini Files Papers To Run For Mayor

It’s official – Bracebridge councillor Lori-Lynn Giaschi-Pacini has filed her papers to run for Mayor. In a press release, Giaschi-Pacini states the following: “Since 2006, I have been a strong voice for taxpayers of both Bracebridge and Muskoka at both…

North York Woman Dead After Canoe Overturns

Today (May 20) at noon, the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an overturned canoe on Lake Couchiching. Police say two females were in a canoe that overturned 100 meters from the shore.…

Liberals Invest Over $7.1 Million In Muskoka and Parry Sound

A very welcome influx of funding to the tune of over $7.1 million was delivered to Muskoka and Parry Sound by the Federal Liberals today. Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for…

Muskoka Lakes Township Sells Historic Duke House

A historic gem for some; an albatross around Township’s neck to others, the historic Duke House in Port Carling has been sold. Buyer Jayne McCaw of Jayne’s Cottages says the building will become the new office for her luxury cottage…

Fire Destroys Home In Huntsville

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle fire on Pine Ridge Road in Huntsville shortly after 3 pm on Thursday. While responding, the call had been upgraded to a structure fire. Crews from Station 1 and…

$131,000 Announced For Public Transit In Bracebridge

The Town of Bracebridge has been approved for funding in excess of $131,000 for Bracebridge Transit to build and upgrade local infrastructure. The funding is  for a project that will support the growth and efficiency of Bracebridge’s public transit system…

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